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IWRM working group meeting in Geneva, Switzerland

IWRM working group meeting in Geneva, Switzerland

Event Date 
Wednesday, July 5, 2017 (All day) to Thursday, July 6, 2017 (All day)

The twelfth meeting of the Working Group on Integrated Water Resources Management (WGIWRM) under the Water Convention will be held from Wednesday, 5 July until Thursday, 6 July 2017 in the Palais des Nations in Geneva, starting at 10 a.m. on 5 July and ending at 5.00 p.m. on 6 July. The Working Group meeting will be preceded by a “Workshop on recent progress on transboundary water cooperation: from getting cooperation started to its long-term sustainability” on 4 July.

The Working Group will review implementation of the work programme for 2016-2018 of the Water Convention. One of the main objectives of the meeting will be to discuss the reporting under the Convention and the reporting on SDG indicator 6.5.2, for which UNECE and UNESCO are the custodian agencies. All countries will be invited to share their experiences in the reporting exercise and will provide feedback on the process, the questionnaire and the explanations received. The Working Group will also discuss the initial outcomes of the reporting and the next steps. It will discuss whether to revise the reporting template and how to review progress on the Convention’s implementation and on indicator 6.5.2, in particular with regard to analysing, storing and displaying the data and preparing the report for the Meeting of the Parties and the relevant inputs to the high-level political forum on sustainable development. Active participation by Parties and non-Parties in the meeting is therefore crucial.

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